March 17 to 19

GISELE VIENNE Crowd

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A piece for 15 dancers, Crowd is a meditation on love and violence within a cathartic rave, in which the young people immerse themselves in the electronic music. “The music’s intensity and the emotion that binds these people in this place create a situation that is conducive to a kind of emotional roller-coaster, or more specifically, to a large number of interrelated disorders,” Vienne says. In recent years, the artist has been exploring people’s dark side and our need for violence. Crowd is a disturbing piece that fixes our gaze on our darker side.

Gisèle Vienne is a Franco-Austrian choreographer, stage director and visual artist. She regularly works with the writer Dennis Cooper and the musicians Peter Rehberg and Stephen O’Malley. During the last 20 years, she has made several tours to different countries in Europe and her works have been performed on many occasions in Asia and America. She has exhibited her photographs in museums such as the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Centre Pompidou and the National Museum of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires.

Conception, choreography and scenography Gisèle Vienne / Assisted by Anja Röttgerkamp, Núria Guiu Sagarra / Music selection Underground Resistance, KTL, Vapour Space, DJ Rolando, Drexciya, The Martian, Choice, Jeff Mills, Peter Rehberg, Manuel Göttsching, Sun Electric, Global Communication / Editions, playlists selection Peter Rehberg / Sound broadcast supervisor Stephen O’Malley / Sound engineering Adrien Michel / Lighting Patrick Riou / Dramaturgy Gisèle Vienne, Denis Cooper / Performers Philip Berlin, Marine Chesnais, Sylvain Decloitre, Sophie Demeyer, Vincent Dupuy, Massimo Fusco, Rehin Hollant, Oskar Landström, Theo Livesey, Katia Petrowick, Louise Perming, Jonathan Schatz, Henrietta Wallberg, Tyra Wigg (alternating with Lucas Bassereau, Núria Guiu Sagarra, Georges Labbat, Maya Masse, Linn Ragnarsson)
Production DACM / Co-production Nanterre-Amandiers, centre dramatique national; Maillon, Théâtre de Strasbourg – Scène européenne; Wiener Festwochen;  manège, scène nationale – reims; Théâtre national de Bretagne; Centre Dramatique National Orléans/Loiret/Centre; La Filature, Scène nationale – Mulhouse; BIT Teatergarasjen, Bergen / With the support CCN2 – Centre Chorégraphique national de Grenoble; CND Centre national de la danse

INTRODUCTORY SESSION TO THE SHOW ‘ONE HOUR BEFORE’ THE FUNCTION: saturday, march 18

CONVERSATION AFTER THE SHOW: friday, march 17

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Production and reservation booking Alma Office, Anne-Lise Gobin, Alix Sarrade, Camille Queval, Andrea Kerr / Administration Etienne Hunsinger, Giovanna Rua

The Company Gisèle Vienne is supported by Ministère de la culture et de la communication – DRAC Grand Est, la Région Grand Est and Ville de Strasbourg. The company is supported by Institut Français for international touring. Gisèle Vienne is associate artist at the Nanterre-Amandiers, centre dramàtiques national and at the Théâtre National de Bretagne

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